Items by Keith Easthouse

Southwest cows have friends in high places
Alaska Republican Don Young puts pressure on Southwest Regional Forester Eleanor Towns to reveal which of her staffers may have ties to environmental groups.
Southwest Forest Alliance takes a Hitt
Sam Hitt, a founding member of the Southwest Forest Alliance, is ousted from the group amid complaints about his extremism and refusal to compromise.
In NM: Mining reform wins; takings bill loses
A bill passed by the state legislature promises mining reform in New Mexico.
Coalition seeks to stop over-cutting
The new coalition includes representatives of the local logging company, La Compania de Ocho, National Audubon Society, Forest Guardians, Carson Forest Watch, The Wilderness Society and Sierra Club.